Scotland coach Steve McCormack has recalled Ipswich Jets forward Billy 'Madness' McConnachie into the Bravehearts squad.
The Scotland team will face New Zealand at Workington in their final pool match of this year’s Four Nations tournament.
McConnachie, who according to AAP reports has impressed at training this week; made his Bravehearts debut against Australia in Hull alongside fellow Intrust Super Cup forward the Pride’s Sheldon Powe-Hobbs, a game the Kangaroos won 54-12.
Last weekend, the Scots put up a fight against England, going out to an early 8-0 lead in the first half before eventually going down 38-12 in a hard-fought match.
Scotland returned to training in Preston on Monday morning with several players tending to injuries, intent on being fit for Friday’s final Four Nations showdown with the Kiwis.
Billy McConnachie in his Scottish garb. Photo: Ipswich Jets Facebook
Scotland 19-man squad* (alphabetical with 2016 clubs)
Dave Scott (Batley Bulldogs); Danny Addy, Dale Ferguson, Ben Kavanagh (Bradford Bulls); Frankie Mariano (Castleford Tigers); Luke Douglas (Gold Coast Titans); Ryan Brierley, Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants); Adam Walker (Hull KR); Billy McConnachie (Ipswich Jets); Liam Hood (Leigh Centurions); Ben Hellewell (London Broncos); Lachlan Coote, Kane Linnett (North Queensland Cowboys); Euan Aitken (St George Illawarra Dragons); Matthew Russell (Warrington Wolves); Tyler Cassel (Wests Tigers); Lewis Tierney (Wigan Warriors); Brett Phillips (Workington Town).